The historical importance of the place can be traced from that the place, now has known as Matunga, was previously the abode of
Mathangarishi who after performing the Mahayagnas on the banks of Pumpa acquired the coveted status of Maharishi. As a vestige of the
ancient past, the banyan tree exists even to this date fulfilling the desires of thousands of devotees. The spiritual growth of the Samaj over
the years coupled with the full support of the devotees enabled the installation of other deities - Lord Karthikeyan (1965) Navagraha Idols
(1967) Lord Kochu Guruvayurappan (1974) and Swamy Ayyappan (1978).
The Asthika Samaj was set up as a place of public worship in Matunga, Mumbai, India, in the year 1923 by adorning the sacred hall with a
portrait of Lord Sree Ramachandra. Eventually in 1953, with the blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sree Sankaracharya Swamigal of Kanchi
Kamakoti Peetam, the Temple attained full-fledged status by installation of idols of Lord Sree Ramachandra, Sitadevi, Lakshmanan and
Hanuman in a specially created Garbhagriha.